Mitch Barrett

Mitch Barrett is one of folk music’s most sought-after and talented singer/songwriters. His approach to lyrical storytelling is true ‘Americana’, rooted in authentic experience, not just a record label’s genre. Mitch’s music draws from his Appalachian heritage and the values it instilled: agrarian work ethic, simple living, the importance of family and celebrating the joys and the struggles of everyday life through music and song.

The Chapmans

HIGHLIGHTS:
International band champions- 1998
IBMA emerging artist of the year- 2002
SPBGMA Guitar player of the year- 2000, 02, 03
Nominations:
SPBGMA: Song of the year, Album of the year, Vocal group of the year, Mandolin player of the year
Notes From Home- top 5 BU radio chart
Album Follow Me reached #3
Singles: Losing Again & Follow Me reached #5 & #19 on the Bluegrass Unlimited charts
Simple Man debuted at #4 on Billboard chart
Featured on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited
Featured article in Bluegrass Now for both Jeremy & Jason
Featured on the cover of Bluegrass Now cover for John

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer writes poetry and prose in both Bulgarian and English. She enjoys translating between the two languages, as well. Her poems and stories have appeared in numerous literary publications in the United States and in Europe, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Award and AWP Intro Award.

Katerina's first book of poetry, The Air around the Butterfly, published by Fakel Express, was released in August, 2009. Her first chapbook, The Most, is now in pre-order from Finishing Line Press.

J. Stephen Rhodes

Stephen Rhodes writes about living on the edges between security and fear, guilt and grace, as well as between country and city, and prosperity and scarcity.

Regarding his poems and essays, he comments, “I want to write in a way that offers hope for people like myself who are more than a little overwhelmed by modern life. I want to be honest about the brokenness that besets us, but I am also looking for beauty in the midst of that brokenness.”